R8 Binding Overspray

arfalax

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This is something I didn't notice on my R8 for several weeks of ownership, I guess I'm more concerned with playing guitars than checking for flaws. It was after conditioning the fret board with Fret Doctor that I noticed the degree of overspray (at first I thought the Fret Doctor had smeared some finish from the neck). I thought maybe it was just my guitar but I just looked at a 2005 R8 on eBay with exactly the same overspray and it's just on the binding on the neck. Is this a common malady with the Gibson "Custom Shop"?

Here's what it looks like on mine. Doesn't really bother me all that much cause it plays so sweet.

 

JMintzer

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It's not overspray. It's the stain leeching into the binding. Actually, it's intentional. The old ones did that, so they are now using a stain for the back that does the same thing. Gotta' be 'Historically Accurate', ya' know! ;)


Jamie
 

Rotten

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I've bought two new Historics and the little manual explains just what JMintzer said. I love those Historics.
 

arfalax

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Ah, well if I had just gotten a manual with my guitar all this fuss could have been avoided :Spank.

Thanks for the info fellers.
 

paintguy

Long Hair Hippy Freak
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My Histroics exibit the same problem and seem to be getting worse. At least yours is somewhat even of a stain;) Mine are pink in somne areas and yellow in others.


No big deal.... Play away!:D
 

Tripower455

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My R9 does that. I am not sure, but I think it is lightening up a bit. I hated it when I got it, but after a year of fairly heavy use, I think it's lightening up a bit......

It took a while to grow on me, but it is now my favorite axe........
 




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